The latest from A. Lange & Söhne is almost a black and white rendition of its popular 1815 Chronograph – a dial in black and silver combined with a white gold case. It’s not a novel look, but it is a good one.
Palette aside the 1815 Chronograph in black is identical to the earlier versions of the watch. The dial is solid silver, just like nearly all Lange dials, with a pulse rate scale on the periphery of the dial. Graduated for 30 heartbeats, the pulsometer was originally designed for a doctor or nurse to measure a patient’s heart rate conveniently.
The white gold case is 39.5mm in diameter with the L951.5 movement inside. That’s the second generation Lange chronograph calibre featuring an extended 60-hour power reserve (compared to just 36 on the first generation) as well as a free-sprung, adjustable mass balance wheel.
Unlike the flagship Datograph, the 1815 Chronograph lacks a date function, which is why it is a relatively slim 11mm high.
Price and availability
The 1815 Chronograph in black (ref. 414.028) is priced at €49,000 or S$67,700. Unlike the blue and white version of the same, the black dial model is not a boutique-only watch. It is already available at retailers and boutiques.
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